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Rafael Nadal is through to the French Open quarter-finals after winning five-set thriller

Rafael Nadal books his spot in the French Open quarter-finals after winning 5 set thriller with Felix Auger-Aliassime – with Spaniard set to face Novak Djokovic in the subsequent spherical

  • Rafael Nadal beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 3-6 2-6 6-3 3-6 in the French Open
  • Spaniard will now face Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the competitors 
  • It might be the 59th meeting between the tennis legends once they face off  

Rafa Nadal overcame a sluggish begin and a stiff problem from Canadian ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime with an enthralling 3-6 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 win on Sunday to arrange a mouth-watering quarter-final with world primary Novak Djokovic.

This was solely the third time in his 112 matches that Nadal was taken to the fifth set at Roland Garros and he ensured he stored his blemish-free document intact, wrapping up the win in 4 hours and 21 minutes to wild applause from the crowd.

Nadal will hope he can get well in time from the gruelling contest for his subsequent outing, the place the reigning champion awaits for his or her 59th career showdown.

Rafael Nadal beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 3-6 2-6 6-3 3-6 in the French Open

Rafael Nadal beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 3-6 2-6 6-3 3-6 in the French Open

The Spaniard, who will flip 36 on Friday, has lifted the Musketeers’ Cup a document 13 instances however was ousted in the semi-finals final year by Djokovic.

Djokovic accomplished his victory in opposition to Diego Schwartzman on Court Suzanne Lenglen shortly earlier than his long-time rival began his match and the Serb is but to lose a set in his 4 rounds.

‘Of course we all know one another nicely. We have a whole lot of historical past collectively,’ Nadal stated of Djokovic. ‘I’m going to be centered, I’ll attempt my greatest. I do not know what is going to occur however I’ll struggle till the finish.’

The Spaniard will now face Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the competition

The Spaniard will now face Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the competitors 

The Spaniard booked his sixteenth quarter-final at Roland Garros to guarantee there might be an exhilarating encounter in the subsequent spherical.

Nadal boasts a powerful document of 109-3 at the French Open – with two of his three defeats coming at the arms of his subsequent opponent.

Djokovic leads their general sequence 30-28 however Nadal might be wanting to shut that hole of their quarter-final encounter. 

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